Cognitive functioning in psychosis: is neuropsychological decline continuous, generalised, and specific to schizophrenia?


Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba and Derek Tracy explore a case control study that looks at cognitive change in people with schizophrenia and other psychoses in the decade following the first episode.

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Adults with learning disabilities and epilepsy have increased risk for developing psychiatric disorders

Young girl and nurse

The authors of this study set out to investigate the influence of epilepsy on the development of psychiatric disorders in adults with learning disabilities. The researchers measured psychiatric symptoms a year among two groups – 45 adults with learning disabilities who had active epilepsy and 45 without epilepsy. Both groups were carefully matched on level [read the full story…]